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Old 05-07-2017, 10:34 PM   #61
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DON'T solder droppers to the fishplates. Fishplates are the weakest part of a layout. The whole idea of droppers is to supply power to each track section, not relying on the fishplates to pass the power on. If some solder is poking above the track, file it down.
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Old 05-07-2017, 10:42 PM   #62
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Fishplates, wire and solder should never be mixed in the same package.
The wire, soldered to the rail, conducts the electricity, the fishplate is only there to hold the rails in alignment.
Solder the wires to the outside of the rails, or preferably, the underside of the rails. And if the solder 'creeps' use a file as WTD says.
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Old 05-07-2017, 10:47 PM   #63
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Ha - well - that's knocked that one on the head!

Thanks for keeping me right.
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